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Old 08-12-2001, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Tech bulletin on 01 S series brakes?

I think my rotors are again warping. Under braking the steering wheel is starting to shimmy, not to bad but enough to be noticeable. I had the rotors rotated at about 3700 miles and now I am 7000. Seems like I got bad rotors or pads. Am I the only one?

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Old 08-12-2001, 11:15 PM   #2
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I also think it could be my driving style but I am not sure to be honest with you. The area I live has hills all over the place. In fact to go down to my complex I have a nice steep downhill that I am constantly on the brakes for. I also drive alot on busy stop and go roads. Kind that dump you from one red light to a green one only to turn 10 seconds after the previous light went green. Could this also be causing wear and tare on the brakes and how do I combat it other then slowing to a crawl?

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Two things seem to warp the rotors. Uneven wheel torque and over heating them. Check the wheel nut torque to make sure that it is even. The driving style that you are forced into could be a big contributing factor. The heat build up can certainly warp the rotors. On the big hills try using engine braking.

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Old 08-12-2001, 11:53 PM   #4
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My personnal mechanic uses a torque wrench, they get torqued to factory specs. How do I do that with an automatic? Going down the hills should I just stick in it 2nd and let the engine do the work?

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And also how long will the dealership turn the rotors before saying enough is enough?

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With the auto just go to 3 or 2 for engine braking. The rotors can be turned to a minimum thickness specification but they will likely no longer do it for free, if they did in the first place. Make sure that the calipers are not sticking, ie that the slide pins move freely in the mounts.

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